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Katie Dowd was 22, and pregnant with her third child, when she was diagnosed. She says the pregnancy speeded up the symptoms of cancer and she was left with an agonising choice. Now she says the pregnancy saved her life and meant her other children were able to keep their mum.
In our continuing series on people who want to give hope to anyone who is diagnosed with cancer Peter Scargill says he feels lucky.
Our special series on people who've survived cancer continues with the story of Jayne Moore from Liverpool. 9 years ago Jayne was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma and told she only had 12 months to live. So she set herself numerous challenges to do before she died. But her treatment worked and Jayne says having the cancer actually gave her a great opportunity to change her life.
Granada Reports is featuring incredible stories of people who've survived cancer. Chris Cyprus is from Ashton and has overcome testicular cancer twice. Since then he's gone on to become a world-renowned artist. And he's used his illness as an inspiration for his work and in his life.
On Granada Reports this week we'll have a series of special reports on remarkable people who have faced cancer and beaten it.
On Monday we meet Kayleigh Terry. Astonishingly, she gave birth to a healthy baby boy after being told treatment for a rare form of the disease would destroy her fertility.
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Katie Dowd, from Barrowford, was diagnosed with cervical cancer while pregnant. She lost the baby, but says the child "saved her life".
Pledging your heart to someone "in sickness and in health", is a powerful vow. To Peter Scargill, it meant more than any other.